Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents.
W. WOSINKA, R.B. CIALDINI, D. W. BARRETT ’86 and J. REYKOWSKI, editors
The Practice of Social Influence in Multiple Cultures
(Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001).
In addition, DANIEL BARRETT ’86 is also a chapter author.
JOSHUA DAVID BELLIN ’87
The Demon of the Continent: Indians and the Shaping of American Literature
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).
BARBARA BERNACHE–BAKER MALS ’80
Whose Values? Reflections of a New England Prep School Teacher
(Phi Delta Kappa International, 2000).
MICHAEL CARLSON ’72
(Pocket Essentials, Film, 2001).
DAVID N. CASSUTO ’85
Dripping Dry: Literature, Politics, and Water in the Desert Southwest
(The University of Michigan Press, 2001).
ANDREW COLLINS ’90
(Moon Travel Handbooks, 2000).
Also: Gay Guide to the USA, Third Edition
GARY DAVID COMSTOCK, Wesleyan Protestant Chaplain
The Work of a Gay College Chaplain: Becoming Ourselves in the Company of Others
(Haworth Press, 2001).
ERNEST FRIEDMAN––HILL ’86
JAVA: Your Visual Blueprint to Building Portable Programs with JAVA (with CD–ROM).
JANE HAMMERSLOUGH ’82
Dematerializing: Challenging a Possession–Obsessed Culture
(Perseus Publishing, 2000).
J. ALLEN HOBSON ’55 and JONATHAN A. LEONARD
Out of Its Mind: Psychiatry in Crisis; a Call for Reform
(Perseus Publishing, 2001).
RANDY JOHNSON ’58
How to Find a Home and Get a Mortgage on the Internet
(John Wiley and Sons, 2000).
Also, How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Home Mortgage
(John Wiley and Sons, 1998).
HELENE LISS ’93 and the Loizeaux Family of Controlled Demolition, INC.
Demolition: The Art of Demolishing, Dismantling, Imploding, Toppling and Razing
(Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2000).
ASHRAF H.A. RUSHDY, Associate professor of English and African American studies
Remembering Generations: Race and Family in Contemporary African American Fiction
(The University of North Carolina Press, 2001).
ALBERT D. WHETSTONE ’71, MA ’75
How to Get Togetherness: Improving A.D./H.D. and OCC Relationships in Families and Classrooms
(Albert D. Whetstone, Ph.D., 2001).
For more information, please visit www.drbertwhetstone.com.
NINA JAFFE ’76
Tales for the Seventh Day: A Collection of Sabbath Stories
(Scholastic Press, 2000).
PETER OWENS ’68
(Publish America, 2000).
ZINOVY ZINIK, Visiting lecturer in Russian language and literature for 2000
Mind the Doors
(Context Books, 2001).
ERICK “HUCK” BENNERT ’89
Pardon My Mess
(Shelley Court Records, 2001).
For more information, please visit http://www.briangottesman.com.
GERRY GROSZ ’90
The Cosmic Buzz
ALSO OF OF NOTE
RAYMOND A SMITH, editor, Encyclopedia of AIDS: A Social, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic (Penguin Books, 2001), contains contributions by RONALD MEDLEY ’73.
MARK LAMSTER, editor, Architecture and Film (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000), includes an essay by BOB CRAFT ’76, ?Only in Hollywood: Confessions of a Location Manager.?
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Once Again, La Fontaine: Sixty More Fables
Translations by NORMAN R. SHAPIRO, Wesleyan professor of romance languages and literatures; illustrations by DAVID SCHORR, Wesleyan professor of art
Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695), one of the best–loved French poets, is the foremost fabulist since Aesop. InOnce Again, La Fontaine, Norman R. Shapiro brings his scholarly knowledge of fable lore and outstanding facility with English verse together to produce beautiful, witty translations. Adults will be captured by the subtle and sophisticated layers of meaning, and children will delight in the moral tales. Readers of all ages will appreciate the wise and playful illustrations by David Schorr. A CD with selections performed by Douglas Sills is included.
The Fox and the Bust
Nobles are often merely theatre masks.
The vulgar masses, awed, bow low. The ass’s
Judgment is formed by what he sees: he asks
No more; whereas the fox, probes, passes
Before, behind, beside? all round. And when
He finds them to be naught but show,
Then does he utter once again
A most appropriate bon mot;
One he once said, if I recall,
About a hero’s bust wrought by some master,
Larger than life, but hollow—quite—withal:
“A handsome head; but brains? No, none at all.”
How many a noble is mere empty plaster!